Although Clint Dempsey is admittedly still trying to work on his fitness, the Seattle Sounders have been in great shape lately.
In Dempsey's return to his home state, the Sounders will try to earn a season-high fourth straight victory Saturday night and spoil the potential debut of Houston Dynamo designated player Alexander Lopez.
After playing for six seasons in the English Premier League, Dempsey made his official return to MLS in last Saturday's 2-1 victory over Toronto FC. Seattle's newest designated player replaced another, an injured Obafemi Martins, in the 34th minute and had five shots with one on goal.
"I'm still trying to get my fitness there. I'm not there yet but I was happy with the touches that I got tonight and the work that I put in, and the chances that I created and hopefully they will start falling for me in the games to come," Dempsey said.
The native of Nacogdoches, Texas, will next try to help the Sounders (10-7-4) claim four straight victories since a fran...